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Finger Lickin Fifteen,
This review is from: Finger Lickin' Fifteen (An Unabridged Production)[Stephanie Plum #15] (Audio CD)
I was very skeptical about reading book fifteen because I was so disappointed with the last couple of books in the series, but I can honestly say I was pleasantly surprised. I suspect it is partly due to the fact that characters I love were more pivotal like Grandma Mazur, and also characters I love to hate were featured. Joyce Barnhart will always be the bane of Steph's existence, and she was back in her all self-appreciating glory. This book focused a great deal on Lula and the beheading she witnesses. She is center stage in this book, and is always good for several laughs. I do have some of the same criticisms that I have had in the past. I wish Steph would step up to the plate and choose already. Pick one - Joe or Ranger, just do it! If she can't choose, maybe it is time for both men to choose another woman. Consistency seems to be a problem in this installment. Joe inherited his home from his Aunt Rose not his Aunt Ruth. I listened to the audio book, so I didn't verify how the book was actually written, but it is distracting for the historical integrity to be off. The plot in this book was on the weak side, and not fully developed. Overall it was an enjoyable read, but JE is capable of doing better.